Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded garter (leg band)
  • unknown Potawatomi maker
  • beaded garter (leg band), early 1930s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wool yarn, beading, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 74 x 6.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 29 1/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1545
Label Text

The loom beaded armband has macramé and tasseled fringe of red and green yarn. The beaded panel has a white field with a yellow flower with a light blue and black center, and green leaves with red veins. There are two red circles above and below the flower. Small black triangles appear to form a zigzag along the borders. There is a row of three red diamonds with back outlines on either side of the flower and then a single red diamond with a black outline. Small light blue diamonds are on the margins.

This would have been worn around the leg, just below the knee.